THE options for young people and professionals to get quality learning in hospitality management got broader when the Thailand-based Dusit group announced recently the opening of its Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) in August this year at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which offers aspiring hoteliers and restaurateurs world-class education following a fully integrated approach.
“It makes perfect sense for Dusit International to situate its first college outside Thailand in Manila. Filipinos are well-known and respected in the global hospitality industry as hardworking, creative and dependable,” explained Lars Eltvik, DHMC and dusitD2 the Fort, Manila, managing director, in a news briefing held in Dusit Hotel, Makati.
Eltvik said DHMC has brought together powerhouse names in international hospitality and culinary education, such as the Thailand-based Dusit International, Switzerland’s École hôtelière de Lausanne and France’s Institut Paul Bocuse together for the first time to ensure the delivery of quality and comprehensive instruction.
With DHMC being fully integrated with dusitD2 the Fort, Manila, Eltvik pointed out that students will have unique opportunities to acquire substantial work experience in all the areas of the hotel operations and at different levels throughout their studies.
With DHMC’s unique hotel-college integration, the first and only in Southeast Asia, Eltvik said students will have access and gain experience in first-class hospitality and culinary facilities, including practical kitchens, five restaurants, function rooms, recreational facilities (swimming pool and fitness center), exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites.
The DHMC curriculum follows the standards set by the country’s Commission on Higher Education. The bachelor degree program in hospitality management that DHMC is offering is certified by the world-renowned École hôtelière de Lausanne. Throughout the program, students gain work experience and exposure in the dusitD2 the Fort, Manila—and will also complete a six-month internship, which may be completed in the Philippines or internationally.
“Dusit Hospitality Education is proud to establish in Manila, and bring to the Philippines the very best of international education in hospitality and culinary arts. We will introduce programs and pedagogy of the highest international standards. We are looking forward to contributing to more Filipinos embarking on international careers and excelling in the world’s fastest-growing industry,” Eltvik stressed.
Apart from students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree, hospitality and tourism industry professionals and others looking to further their careers will find the key to their career goals in DHMC.
DHMC’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management is certified by École hôtelière de Lausanne, while culinary and specialty programs for career switchers, carried out by its Professional Advancement Centre, will be offered in collaboration with Institut Paul Bocuse.
DHMC’s Professional Advancement Centre will offer a range of culinary courses of different duration, as well as courses for wine appreciation and barista training. The center also offers courses in English to those aspiring to work abroad, with particular emphasis on gaining proficiency in the language of the hospitality and tourism industries. To broaden the student’s international exposure, DHMC offers the École Hôtelière de Lausanne Executive Education designed to hone one’s business skills and acumen to work in a wide range of areas within the hospitality industry.
“We are passionate about giving our students proper direction and opportunities to become successful on the world stage. There is a growing need for skilled and highly competent professionals in our industry across the globe. Our graduates, with their valuable knowledge and world-class education, will be the leading hoteliers and restaurateurs for the next generation,” Eltvik said.
“We want to assure students—and their parents—that they are making the right choice by choosing DHMC to prepare and equip them with the skills and experience for a successful international hospitality management or culinary career.”